Archive for the 'Italy' Category

My Lovely Vernazza…

Monday, November 7, 2011
Vernazza Sunset

Vernazza, a jewel on the Ligurian coastline, is a town in a scenic, somewhat isolated area of Italy:  Cinque Terre (Five Lands).  A string of 5 towns which dot the western coastline near Tuscany, charming Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage site and part of Cinque Terre National Park.  The rugged coastline makes it […]

Isle of Capri

Friday, January 16, 2009

We took the ferry from Sorrento to the island of Capri, which is stunning in every way, from the blue and green grottos that dot the coast, to the scent of fresh lemons from which they make limoncello and lemon perfume, to the narrow, winding streets and glitzy shops that serve the many affluent visitors […]

Sorrento by the Sea

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sorrento lies just across the bay from Naples, yet they are worlds apart.  A beautiful resort town at one end of the magnificent Amalfi coast, Sorrento can be busy in high season, but in November it was quiet, uncrowded and full of local flavor.  Fat, sweet lemons are dropping into large nets from the trees, […]

Back from Italy!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Just returned from Italy a few weeks ago.  These are a few images from my first stop in crazy, crowded, nutty Naples.  Where else in the world would 700,000 people live in the shadow of the most dangerous volcano in Europe, with 50% unemployment, and risk their lives every time they attempt to cross the […]